Home > Forum > The Price To Run A Rig.

The price to run a rig.

May 10, 2016 at 09:22 PM CST
+ 2
I just posted an article at the Independent Carrier Group detailing out the marginal cost per mile to run your rig. For those that choose to read it, this will let you know that you should not be running you rig for any less than that price. I recommend that you add 40% - 50% to that price to account for all the freebies that everybody wants you to do for them.

A. Free miles
B. Free washouts plus miles
C. Free unloading of the trailer
D. Free time waiting on them to load or unload you, or giving them a couple of free days waiting on them
E. Free scale tickets (dry van mainly)
F. Free Free Free, a lot of you are actually paying them to work for them.

You can work for free at home, does your wife not have some things for you to do around the house? When we could not get the prices we wanted in construction, we just went fishing until the right gig came along. I managed to pay my bills, did it get tight sometimes, sure, but we always managed. When you keep pulling freight at prices lower than this report, the only ones now making money are the shippers and the brokers.


Replied on Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:33 PM CST
Yeah no chit. I was in a major Chem CO last week to load. Got all hooked up and pumping product.

Up walked an operator with a shovel. Tried to hand me the shovel and said the foreman said for you to keep the drain open. My tire tracks had created a little dam in the ditch across their alley and rain runoff was going into the tank farm. I laughed and told him where to stick his shovel.

Big boss comes out. Says if I don't keep his drain clean he'll call my boss. I told him to go for it. In a minute my cell started ringing and he was pissed about the boss runaround.

I finished loading and left. About 30 minutes later I got a call from the really big boss. Really Big boss laughed and told me to go easy on the boy he's new. Instead of barring our trucks he gave me this week's load list.
Replied on Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:43 PM CST
Funny stuff right there I tell ya. There was a driver yhat pulled a knife on a old timer here today at the J. He ended up hiding inside the truckstop. I had to go but I think the chief of police most likely took care of it. It is getting bad out here, I just keep my piece until one of the SB Truckers start messing with the old timers. The young people today just dont show any respect to those that deserve it. No wonder the shippers are responding to my sales team.

Replied on Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:59 PM CST
Originally Posted by: ALFRED JORDAN
Quote: "Funny stuff right there I tell ya. There was a driver yhat pulled a knife on a old timer here today at the J. He ended up hiding inside the truckstop. I had to go but I think the chief of police most likely took care of it. It is getting bad out here, I just keep my piece until one of the SB Truckers start messing with the old timers. The young people today just dont show any respect to those that deserve it. No wonder the shippers are responding to my sales team. "

I had a Celadon driver turn up a one way street the wrong way and expected me and 5-6 trucks to back up a block so he could go to the corner ahead of him and turn to go over to the right Street.

I told him I would walk back and flag traffic so he could back out. When I started walking to the intersection he asked if I wanted my ass whipped.

A young bull hauler from behind me, I hadn't noticed, told Celadon he didn't know about Pops but he would like to get a good ass whipping if he has an extra.

Celadon went back and sat in his truck until a city cop came. He got a ticket for illegal turn and failure to follow traffic signs. I had one heck of a laugh when that bullhauler asked for a whipping. Celadon must not have had an extra cause he didn't give one out.

Replied on Wed, May 11, 2016 at 07:56 AM CST
Originally Posted by: JERRY BECK
Quote: "I had a Celadon driver turn up a one way street the wrong way and expected me and 5-6 trucks to back up a block so he could go to the corner ahead of him and turn to go over to the right Street. I told him I would walk back and flag traffic so he could back out. When I started walking to the intersection he asked if I wanted my ass whipped. A young bull hauler from behind me, I hadn't noticed, told Celadon he didn't know about Pops but he would like to get a good ass whipping if he has an extra. Celadon went back and sat in his truck until a city cop came. He got a ticket for illegal turn and failure to follow traffic signs. I had one heck of a laugh when that bullhauler asked for a whipping. Celadon must not have had an extra cause he didn't give one out. "

I am going to have to remember to ask for my whipping the next time. I just usually walk up to the dumb ass and thunk him and walk away, and let the police deal with the issue. I have only had one officer mistakenly try and arrest me for knocking a person out, I calmly held out my hands and he put me into the car, we did not even make it out of the parking lot and then he understood what happened went back and grabbed the guy that had started the whole deal.

I may have to rethink this whole thing now with all the concussion suits going on out there. I would just hate to see a individual get harmed by a white trash punk.
Replied on Thu, May 12, 2016 at 09:58 AM CST
thank you for making me laugh this morning....good job
Replied on Thu, May 12, 2016 at 12:02 PM CST
Originally Posted by: GREG BALLAST
Quote: "thank you for making me laugh this morning....good job"

We aim to please, if you can't have fun doing it then why do it at all.
Replied on Thu, May 12, 2016 at 01:25 PM CST
I just signed up over there and couldn't find this article.
Replied on Thu, May 12, 2016 at 01:53 PM CST
Originally Posted by: ROBERT BASK
Quote: "I just signed up over there and couldn't find this article."

Sorry it takes me a little time in between all the calls, to get to the vetting process. You are now approved and will be able to see the article once you relog in.
Replied on Thu, May 12, 2016 at 03:01 PM CST
where is the list all i see is the free stuff